Crohn’s women prone to complications

An Australian study has found women with Crohn’s disease are more likely to develop complications from their disease than men and have higher hospitalisation rates.

Led by Professor Rupert Leong of the University of Sydney and Concord Hospital, the study looked at almost 1,500 IBD patients with a median follow-up of nine years.

It found women with uncomplicated inflammatory Crohn’s disease with no perianal involvement were 61% more likely to develop stricturing or perianal disease than men.

Greater risk of complications were